Library News: Picked Up A Book This Summer?
It’s a welcomed stormy, hopefully rainy, Tuesday morning in Leadville Today, a good time to check in with some Lake County Public Library news.
Hopefully at this point in the rearing-up process, parents and families have received the “keep them reading” message that has been shouted from the proverbial mountaintop for years now. So, if you haven’t seen your child pick up a book in a while, it might be time to step away from the screen and have them turn a page or two BEFORE they head back to school.
Of course, one of the best places to do that in Leadville is the Lake County Public Library. And a reminder, their summer reading program continues through the end of this month. This year, readers of all ages have been reading for health, sports and fitness, as the 2016 theme for the summer library program is “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read.”
The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prizes, reading club, and more. Although the programs which will award prizes have been ongoing, everyone is invited to enjoy them for stories, crafts, games and lots of fun activities. For complete details, including times and days see the Library Summer Reading Brochure. Oh and be sure to give them a wave in the annual Boom Days Parade on August 6 – this program always makes an award-winning entry! For more information, stop by the Library, or call (719) 486-0569.
Library Offers FREE Use of CO Parks and Wildlife Pass
Lake County Public Library has partnered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to loan a state park entry pass for one week. This partnership provides an outdoor learning experience for library cardholders and expands public library services. The goal of the program is to provide residents an opportunity to explore state parks before purchasing a park pass, and the hope is that library cardholders will enjoy the experience they will want to purchase their own park passes.
This summer, the public library has two backpacks to loan that each contain a state park pass hang tag for the rear view mirror, one set of binoculars, a Colorado wildlife guide, a Colorado trees and wildflower guide, a guide to Colorado’s 42 state parks, a Leave No Trace card, an activity ideas list and a program evaluation card.
One of the requirements is that you inventory all items in the backpack to make sure they are in good repair before return, and to fill out the evaluation form to help sustain the program. Packs and passes will circulate to adults, with no holds or renewals. For more information, stop by the library, or call (719) 486-0569.